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A banner created to cheer on the freshman for the Green Monster Regatta.

The dock on the morning of the Green Monster

It's been an busy time for Dartmouth Men's Heavyweight Rowing over the past couple weeks. On October 29th  Dartmouth Heavies (including myself) traveled to Princeton for the annual Princeton Chase Regatta (hence chasing Tigers).  The race is about 3 miles, and it was pretty miserable, not because rowing is extremely hard (which it is) but because it was pouring rain nearly the whole day. On the bright side, the First Varsity Boat achieved a second place finish out of 37 teams. The Freshman boat also raced to a second place finish out of 17 other entries.

The Dartmouth Freshman Crew edges past Princeton near the finish line. Unfortunately I couldn't get any awesome shots because it was raining and I was racing but more awesome photos can be found here.

The following weekend was even busier. On Saturday all the Dartmouth crews, including the Women's and Lightweight teams participated in the annual Gardner Cup. The Gardner Cup brings Dartmouth Rowing Alumni and current Dartmouth Rowing Parents to Hanover to see the classes race each other and to celebrate Dartmouth rowing. Each class is put into mixed boats composed of Heavyweight, Women, and Lightweight rowers by class.  The race is 7 kilometers, or nearly four and half miles long. This year the Class of 2020 pulled off a dominating win. On the following morning, the Heavyweight upperclassmen rowed against Holy Cross, and the Dartmouth freshman crews raced in the Green Monster, a 6k race against several other crews from the northeast.